Creative Photography Techniques St George & Sutherland Community College

Creative Photography Techniques

This Photography course is specifically tailored for those seeking to learn both Creative Photography and Photography Techniques, and whom wish to create dramatic photographs, and really want that wow factor in their Photography. You will be able to build on, and increase your technique and skillset, and take your Photography beyond what you can see, through the technique of previsualisation – the true cornerstone of Creative Photography.

This comprehensive Course includes 2 x comprehensive night field trips; A night field trip of 2 x hrs; Through Circular Quay, and including the Sydney Opera House. A night field trip of 2 x hrs; Luna Park Sydney (with gracious permission, we are allowed inside the grounds of Luna Park Sydney (please note: access is limited depending if there is a private function.

A maximum of 8 x places for a greater learning experience, and more one time with the Tutor.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Jannali

  • Creating dramatic photographs in Colour and Black & White
  • Comprehensive Set up, in depth theory and tuition of how to see and Photograph in both Colour and Black & White (monochrome)

Week 2 Jannali

  • Creating dramatic Light and Shadow Effects;
  • Silhouette, over and under exposure, extreme lighting and flare effects

Week 3 Jannali

  • How to use any lens to create dramatic photographs;
  • Point of View – POV, Using lenses creatively, lens magnification, and Zooming with your feet.

Week 4 Jannali

  • Creating dramatic composition;
  • Framing, Composition, Negative Space and, Aspect Ratios; I.e., square, rectangular and panoramic

Week 5 Luna Park

  • Creating dramatic Special Effects; Creative Bokeh Effect – intentional out of focus effect, Zooming effects, Intentional Camera Movement – ICM, and handheld long exposures
  • Please note: This field trip is held on a Friday as Luna Park is lit up and operating)

Week 6 Circular Quay to Sydney Opera House

  • Travel Photography and
  • And Telling a Story through Photography

Skill Level:

This Photography course is suitable for anyone whom has done a getting a Beginners / An introduction to Photography Course / DSLR Photography course or similar, and or has a good working knowledge of their camera and its controls, and an understanding of exposure; shutter speeds, apertures, and iso.

What to bring:

Camera Equipment;
Any adjustable digital camera; DSLR / 4/3rds / Mirrorless / Superzoom / Bridge camera / Adjustable Compact camera with;

  • RAW / JPEG image capability (JPEG only is fine)
  • adjustable ISO/film speed settings
  • with adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture, and manual exposure i.e. S or TV, A or AV, and M,
  • With manual/autofocus capability
  • Also if your camera has adjustable picture control/picture style settings i.e. monochrome standard, neutral, etc
  • A spare camera body if you have one
  • Batterie(s) charged and ready x 2 if you have them
  • Memory card(s) at least x 2 if you have them

An extra battery and memory card, are strongly recommended, as your camera will be ON, for most of the field trips, and also reviewing your photographs frequently

Lens(es) for interchangeable cameras:
Any Zoom Lenses you have

If you have any lens with a fast aperture of f1.4 / f1.8 / f2.0 / f2.8 etc will be very useful night time photography
Some night photography is done at close quarters + so make sure you also bring your widest zoom lens and or widest wide-angle prime lens or + fisheye lens.
For night classes / flash Photography:

  • Your internal camera flash is fine for night classes, but if you have If you have a separate camera flash, please bring that too
  • With necessary batteries; fresh alkaline or fully charged – rechargeable batteries

Please note:

Some classes will be held at Jannali Shops, for optimal lighting and Photographic opportunities, to photograph and also have cover from weather conditions.


All field trips will run regardless of the weather, to give participants an opportunity to photograph in fine or wet weather. A field trip will only be postponed to a future date if heavy weather / thunderstorm is forecast or it is continuously raining.

Expenses: Coffee/drinks / food/dinner / snacks /etc, transport to and from and any other expenses are not included in the cost of this course

About the Tutor:

'My name is Neoklis Bloukos, and I have had a passion for Photography since I was 14 years old. I have 40+ years of experience teaching all levels of Photography.

I am very passionate about Photography, and I love to teach and share, my knowledge and practice of both classic and modern; Photography genres and techniques in the field, and I believe it is the most significant visual medium on this planet.

It is not just about teaching Photography, it is also about experiences with like-minded people, whom want to learn, share and enjoy the Photography learning experience together, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.